The Heritage of Gene Debs, by Alexander Trachtenberg
New York: International Publishers, 1930
International Pamphlets No. 10.
The publishing house of the Communist Party, USA delivers a piece on the icon of their Socialist Party rivals, Eugene V. Debs. Trachtenberg depicts Debs as fundamentally sympathetic to revolutionary socialism but indicates he "failed to draw proper conclusions" about the Socialist Party which he had helped form.
Includes a photograph of Debs in prison at Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, 1920.
I. Biographical Sketch
a. Years of Struggle and Organization
b. Debs Becomes a Socialist
II. Debs and the Trade Unions
a. Debs and the AF of L
b. Debs Stands for Revolutionary Class Unionism
III. Debs and the Socialist Party
a. Debs Warns Against Reformers
b. Debs for Free Immigration
c. Debs Attacks SP Leaders
d. Debs Fails to Draw Proper Conclusions
IV. Debs and the World War
a Debs for the War of Social Revolution
V. Debs and the Russian Revolution
VI. Debs the Orator
VII. Debs — A Fearless Revolutionist
a. Debs Takes Conviction as a Revolutionist
b. Low Ideological Level of SP
VIII. The Heritage of Gene Debs
a. The AF of L and the SP
b. Who Are the True Leaders of the Workers
Published in USA between 1923 and 1978 with no notice of copyright in first publication, public domain.
Scanned by Marty Goodman from a copy in his collection for the Riazanov Digital Library Project. Uploaded to Archive.org by Tim Davenport ("Carrite") in June 2017.